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Greg Ondera
How Do I Get European AVC Footage Into FCP?
on Sep 7, 2010 at 7:11:35 pm

I was just handed a pile of discs from Belgium to edit, and some of the footage is AVC and I can see it on Movist software as an MPEG-2 Transport Stream. I need to convert it but neither Compressor nor Episode is willing to do it. So how do I get this stuff into FCP? Here is the breakdown on the footage I see in MediaInfo:

General:
BDAV: 627 MiB, 7mn 57s
1 Video stream: AVC
1 Audio stream: AC-3
1 Text stream: PGS

Video:
10.3 Mbps, 1440*1080 (16:9), at 25.000 fps, AVC (High@L4.0) (CABAC / 2 Ref Frames)

Audio:
256 Kbs, 48.0 Khz, 2 channels, AC-3

Text:
PGS

Needless to say, I need to edit up this stuff in FCP to our standards here in the US. Thanks for any suggestions you might have!

Greg

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John Fishback
Re: How Do I Get European AVC Footage Into FCP?
on Sep 7, 2010 at 7:58:17 pm

Have you tried MPEG Steamclip?

John

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Greg Ondera
Re: How Do I Get European AVC Footage Into FCP?
on Sep 7, 2010 at 8:53:31 pm

Just tried it and it doesn't work either. I should mention I am using FCP 6.0.6 on OS 10.5.8. It's an odd thing that I can see in Movist, but can't do anything with it.

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John Fishback
Re: How Do I Get European AVC Footage Into FCP?
on Sep 7, 2010 at 9:12:05 pm

Have you tried Perian. It's a Quicktime component so if it opens it, you'll be able to export a ProRes file.

John

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Greg Ondera
Re: How Do I Get European AVC Footage Into FCP?
on Sep 7, 2010 at 10:05:19 pm

I have Perian, but when I try to open the movie in QuickTime, it says "This is not a QuickTime file."

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Martin Curtis
Re: How Do I Get European AVC Footage Into FCP?
on Sep 8, 2010 at 12:05:15 am

If it's MTS or M2T, try something like Clip Wrap. Clip Wrap has two functions:
  • It can simply put a QuickTime wrapper around the files or
  • It can re-wrap and transcode to ProRes (and others)


HTH.


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Greg Ondera
Re: How Do I Get European AVC Footage Into FCP?
on Sep 8, 2010 at 12:14:51 am

I will try to see what the heck format it is first. Do you think it will work with 25 frame European HDV footage to take into FCP and edit it?

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Greg Ondera
Re: How Do I Get European AVC Footage Into FCP?
on Sep 8, 2010 at 12:22:42 am

Or is there a HDV driver that I could get for FCP? Or is this what ClipWrap is. Now that I think about it, this isn't the first time I have had trouble with HDV, if that is what this is.

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Martin Curtis
Re: How Do I Get European AVC Footage Into FCP?
on Sep 8, 2010 at 10:44:49 am

While the frame size suggests HDV, it seems to have been re-encoded using H.264. Is it a BluRay? I've had zero experience with BR, but the "BDAV" suggests that's what the files are.

I'll start looking for a surgeon to sort out my "mumps". Recommend any? :-)


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Greg Ondera
Re: How Do I Get European AVC Footage Into FCP?
on Sep 8, 2010 at 1:57:31 pm

Re: [While the frame size suggests HDV, it seems to have been re-encoded using H.264.]

Yes, this is my guess too, but this was not handed to me on a Blu-Ray but on a DVD+R with other stuff. Of course the whole thing came to me through several layers of people.

Thanks for your help on this!

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Greg Ondera
Re: How Do I Get European AVC Footage Into FCP?
on Sep 8, 2010 at 12:37:54 am

What a dummy I am sometimes. I just downloaded the trial and it works great! I will now buy it, so problem solved! ClipWrap, Baby! Thanks! You gotta do something about those mumps though!

Greg Ondera
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Jeremy Garchow
Re: How Do I Get European AVC Footage Into FCP?
on Sep 8, 2010 at 6:42:48 pm

[Greg Ondera] "Needless to say, I need to edit up this stuff in FCP to our standards here in the US. Thanks for any suggestions you might have!"

I would import it on a European MacPro. :)

Sorry, feeling goofy.


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